1st Edition

Popular Music Pedagogies
A Practical Guide for Music Teachers

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ISBN 9780367266585
December 31, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Popular Music Pedagogies: A Practical Guide for Music Teachers provides readers with a solid foundation of playing and teaching a variety of instruments and technologies, and then examines how these elements work together in a comprehensive school music program. With individual chapters designed to stand independently, instructors can adapt this guide to a range of learning abilities and teaching situations by combining the pedagogies and methodologies presented. This textbook is an ideal resource for preservice music educators enrolled in popular music education, modern band, or secondary general methods coursework and K-12 music teachers who wish to create or expand popular music programs in their schools. The website includes play-alongs, video demonstrations, printed materials, and links to useful popular music pedagogy resources.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foundations of Popular Music Pedagogies

Part I Instrument techniques

Chapter 2 Introduction to Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele

Chapter 3 Guitar

Chapter 4 Electric Bass

Chapter 5 Ukulele

Chapter 6 Keyboard

Chapter 7 Drum Kit

Chapter 8 Vocals


Chapter 9 Apps and Software

Chapter 10 Digital Audio Workstations

Part III putting it all together

Chapter 12 Making the Band

Chapter 13 Songwriting, Improvisation, and Arranging

Chapter 14 Hip Hop

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Matthew Clauhs, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College where he teaches wind methods and modern band. His research on creativity and inclusion has been published in Music Educators Journal, Urban Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. He serves on the editorial boards of Music Educators Journal and Contributions to Music Education.

Bryan Powell, DMA is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University. Bryan is the founding co-editor of Journal of Popular Music Education and serves as the Executive Director of the Association for Popular Music Education. Bryan is the 2018-2020 Chair for the NAfME Popular Music Education SRIG.

Ann C. Clements, Ph.D. is Professor of Music Education and Director of the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design at the Pennsylvania State University. An active researcher, musician, and pedagogue, she has given over 150 presentations globally and is the author of numerous articles and books on music teaching and learning.